Raw Food and Benefits

Staples To Have On Hand For Your Living(Raw)Food Lifestyle

0 by / on February 5, 2009, 10:41 am

Staple, a basic dietary item.  In my life, it’s not flour, rice or corn, it’s almonds, dates, a sprout bag (ok, that’s not food) and some sort of frozen fruit.  As long as I have these few items, I can eat for a day or more.   Of course, I have more than that in my kitchen, but I always have these items on hand and here are some great recipes for you to make with these items.  Nut Milk –Two cups water in your blender—-I use the Vitamix.  The BlendTec works well also.   I like my pulp as smooth as I can [...]

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Feelings And What They Have To Do With Eating

0 by / on January 29, 2009, 9:04 am

No doubt about it….feeling your feelings is a big part of getting healthy.  Healthy in the physical and healthy in the spiritual sense.  My saying is “Just Feel It”.  When I was young I stopped eating to get attention.  When I didn’t get the attention, I overate.   Then I just got lost in a sea of eating, not eating, stuffing emotions and denying emotions.  There is a difference between stuffing and denying your emotions.  Good luck figuring that one out.  Experiencing my divorce over 15 year ago, was when I could officially say I realized I hadn’t been feeling anything.  [...]

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This Tastes Just Like Coffee! All about RAW!

This Tastes Just Like Coffee! All about RAW!

0 by / on December 26, 2008, 11:57 am

What happens when you “go raw“?  Below are some great answers to that question.  These come from Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach.  I’m sure she wouldn’t mind me sharing.  Because it’s nice to share. 1. You Wake UP! 2. You become more sensitive (things feel much better or worse depending on what they are) 3. You get to hear your own voice more clearly 4. You start to be kinder to yourself and the world around you 5. You start to believe in a more “magical” way of living and being (because you can feel it running through your veins) 6.  You [...]

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Less is More..

0 by / on December 22, 2008, 12:05 pm

The saying “Less is more” means that when something is understated or done in a low-key manner it is much more effective.  Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, furniture designer and architect, is often associated with the phrase and a proponent of simplicity and clarity leading to good design.   Let’s first get out of the way when less is definitely NOT more….like love, kindness and gratitude. Seven years ago I was just about half way into a month long yoga teacher training.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner consisted of a wonderful buffet line of healthy food options.  I was practicing yoga about [...]

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Want to start a raw food diet? Here’s some great raw food recipes to get you started!

1 by / on November 8, 2008, 2:27 pm

We borrowed some great recipes from our friends at welikitraw.com (with their permission of course!) thinking that you could really get some use out of them too. We actually tried a few in the office and they were a total hit. Nothing but tasty rawness. Try ‘em – and post a comment and let us know what you think! Watermelon Mini Cake Delights This was a Memorial Day inspired treat I took to a pool party yesterday. They were all gobbled up by rawies and non-rawies alike! Yummy! This is a super Memorial Day or Fourth of July treat, or [...]

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Why Buy a Juicer?

0 by / on October 23, 2008, 8:58 am

The best reason to ask “why buy a juicer” is to look closely at the label of most store bought juices. What comes first? Corn syrup? Sugar? How much fruit or vegetable is actually in the juice? Look at the ingredients and you will quickly find that most of the easy-to-buy, right-off-the-shelf juices available are made of sugar and water with a bit of fruit or vegetable juice. These juices typically also contain a number of preservatives, coloring agents, and other unnecessary and possibly detrimental additives that will neither be advantageous to your diet or your health. Raw foods, on [...]

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Tips for On the Go Health – “Eat Well While You Run From The Fire!”

0 by / on October 3, 2008, 8:09 am

I’d love to say that my first thought after getting the evacuation notice Monday was, better grab the wheatgrass juicer… but of course I’m not that advanced yet.  And somehow I put more importance on my Dad’s paintings and the photo albums.  Go figure… All kidding aside, it was quite a week down here in southern California and we want to extend our prayers and well wishes to the individuals and families that lost so much during this ordeal.  Obviously in a crisis the safety of our loved ones and the irreplaceable items we treasure take priority but, being suddenly [...]

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The Raw Food Diet – “Well what do you do… COOK your food!?”

1 by / on September 23, 2008, 9:03 pm

I’d like to see the look on my grandfather’s face if I time traveled back to 1950’s America and told him I ate a diet consisting primarily of uncooked, raw food.  He’d probably spit hot borsht at me.  A man of true serenity and balance, he did live to be 99 so, in preface to this article, I restate my overarching belief in the moderation of all things, including diet.  Neuroticism around food is unhealthier than unhealthy food.  At least that’s my opinion. That said, I eat healthy, I pay attention to what goes into my body and I am [...]

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